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choose to live and work far from the old urban centers. such is the case in chicago, illinois, in the midwestern section of the united states. t as delopment here expands outward, it must compete withctive farming communities on the edges of this metropolitan area. in north american cities like chicago, automobiles, extensive highway systems and communication networks have accelerated suburban sprawl and made possible a new kind of urban area. "edge cities" e full-fledged employment "subcenters" far from the central city. but there may be a cost to such rapid land use change: farmland loss. productive farmland becomes a nonrenewable resource, lost forer, when it is used for housing, commercial or industrial development. and the pace at which america's st productive farmland is being lost has alarmed some geographers. we're standing on the new edge of chicago's suburban frontier. behind me is a farm that will be gone in five years-- literally wiped out. we're seeing the black dirt that took thousands of years to develop. what will be in its place is suburban development. narrat
trying to spring free around the outside. he'll go down at the 40. so it comes down to this for chicago. it's going to be fourth down and eight. campbell without the huddle. he has marshall going to the left side. he's got hester to the right side. he's got bennett in the slot to the right. precious seconds ticking off. down to a minute. and the pass intended for forte is incomplete. surrounded by four white shirts. so the bears throw their hands up and say "where is the call?" there is none. with a minute to go, wade phillips starts to get some high five's because the texans are going to go to 8-1. >> cris: connor barwin is going to pick this up coming all the way across the field here. a little contact there. but it was initiated as much by forte as fs barw it was by barw. no call. not a great night for the bears. for wade phillips, brilliant. absolutely, brilliant. all we want to say about the bears defense, it was wade phillips defense tonight who has got it done. >> al: he has just done a magnificent job coming over. gary kubiak brought him in in the 2011 season after the texans ha
>> from chicago, illinois, this is "democracy now!" >> the more vicious, the more deadly, even more than the soul destroying drugs is the menace of marijuana. >> today, the state of washington with its 75 years of the national marijuana prohibition and said, it is time for a new approach. >> from reefer madness to sensible reform. colorado and washington become the first two states to approve regulating, taxing, and controlling marijuana similar to alcohol. will there be a showdown with the federal government which still considers the plant a dangerous drug? as the most expensive election in u.s. history comes to a close, we will talk about the issue facing more and more americans that rarely got a mention in the presidential campaign -- poverty. >> the problem is, obama himself no better than romney is still very much part of a system that has failed poor and working people. capitalism is not working for poor and working people in america. we have to bear witness to that. >> we will speak what dr. cornel west and pbs host tavis smiley. together they have written, "the rich and the
lost a tremendous firefighter >> family friends and co-workers of a fallen chicago firefighter shared memories today of a man known for his kindness and sense of humor >> joins us with tonight's top story >> we have been speaking to some of his friends today and he had many of them. they describe him as a popular firefighter who loved his job and made everyone laugh. as family made a request on his behalf >> "herbie never wanted glory or ... so please check your smoke detector and give your kids a hug" tears and hugs outside the cook county medical examiners office as friends and family members of herbie johnson did their best to comfort each other. the 54 year old firefighter died from injuries he suffered while battling a blaze last night on the southwest side. this afternoon his body was escorted away by about a dozen emergency vehicles to a funeral home in the south suburbs. a 32-year veteran of the chicago fire department, he had just recently been promoted to captain. here he is speaking to reporters after a fire back in 2006. we got in and started the search >>the medica
to this for chicago. it's going to be fourth down and eight. campbell without the huddle. he has marshall going to the left side. he's got hester to the right side. he's got bennett in the slot to the right. precious seconds ticking off. down to a minute. and the pass intended for forte is incomplete. surrounded by four white shirts. so the bears throw their hands up and say "where is the call?" there is none. with a minute to go, wade phillips starts to get some high five's because the texans are going to go to 8-1. >> cris: connor barwin is going to pick this up coming all the way across the field here. a little contact there. but it was initiated as much by forte as fs barw it was by barw. no call. not a great night for the bears. for wade phillips, brilliant. absolutely, brilliant. all we want to say about the bears defense, it was wade phillips defense tonight who has got it done. >> al: he has just done a magnificent job coming over. gary kubiak brought him in in the 2011 season after the texans had huge problems defensively. he has revamped it. remember, they got rid of guys like mario w
an executive planning team in place. the national advisory coibl. we have created a let rare council in chicago to help us there. that will be -- excuse me. i have completed the initial plan for the museum. we have a business plan in place that we have received grants from a number of foundations private and public including a grant from the national endowment from the humanities that allowed us to develop the concept plan. we have engaged one of the leading museum effects pert to help finalize the business plan and analyze the sites in chicago. we have engaged fundraising consult assistant to help develop that. >> host: why chicago. why is that going to be the physical home? >> guest: we set a number of criteria. that a large city. a destination city. a city that is rich in philanthropy. a city with a long literary heart tinge. many places meet that. it has added advantage of being central. it's a wonderful city. most people think chicago is a good choice. there's ore places we would love to have it. everybody acknowledges that chicago makes a lot of sense. >> host: where do you see ground bei
it has been a while the weather today in chicagoild weather day in chicago >> it is going to be an interesting night. we're watching cold air that the spiralingi s is spiraling. you can see a little snow if you look carefully... windsy'y'art t sryryryryryryryryryryryt wind speeds close to 50 mph. >> the heavy winds earlier in the day did their share of damage. most notably here in the 1200 block of cleveland in evanston where a downed tree came to rest against an apartment building. residents of the building described a dramatic scene >> we heard a loud crack. the building showedok >> fire crews also evacuated a building next door as a precaution while a company was called in to remove the trade. nobody was hurt >> there were several other reports of downed trees in the northern suburbs. crews were also busy where some downed trees had to be removed because they were blocking roads. today storms also caused problems for com-ed. they reported as many as 24,000 customers without power. that number is down to about 8000 right now >> the cause of a huge explosion that r
-- once solidly in mr. obama's column, coming into play for romney. chicago's mayor weighs in: it's a close election. i think pennsylvania is secure, but you don't take anything for granted. both sides agree the easiest road to victory..runs right though ohio. "romney is doing well in ohio. you know, polls don't decide elections, voters do." house speaker john boehner says he's confident. and while congressman paul ryan tailgated with cheeseheads in his home state - wisconsin... the democrats bring out secret weapon bill clinton in new hampshire. then - there's the sandy effect on voting and opinion.. new jersey's governor having to reassure republicans romney still gets his vote. "i don't know why telling the president he's doing a good job when he's doing a good job equals an endorsement." in areas still without power because of the superstorm, new jersey residents can cast a paper ballot in guarded trucks, or vote by fax or email. new york city is relocating and combining some polling places... and...sandy's not the only cause of voting trouble. in florida - no stranger to ele
track an eastbound train just east of east chicago just got caught up on the overhead wiring that sends electricity to the train the regional transit authority says it was actually ripped away which caused the train to stop because it did have a power as a result 5 train departures were canceled in east and west bound directions much to the relief of passengers stuck in downtown chicago and headed to south bend and finally got cleared to leave the station about 20 minutes late a lot of those passengers were supposed to leave on our earlier trains. understandably they're disappointed, concerned and anxious which tried to provide them with the best information they can muster traveling a shorter distance. now the regional transit authority tells me that maintenance crews will work through the night as long as it takes to get the overhead wiring fixed so there will not be any concerns for the morning rush- hour so at this point commuters should still stick to their morinmorning rush-hour players. in east chicago cristÓbal terrace. >> >> after stealing more than $53 million from local tax
on " they're working behind the scenes trying to stop the fighting and here in chicago local palestinian supporters gathered to protest the israeli response to the attacks at the president's reelection headquarters in downtown chicago it wanted obama to pressure the israeli government to end their attack saying they have been brutally occupied protesters say this is the second time the president has refused to condemn israel they point to four years ago when the president elect obama did not address earlier attacks of that time a tragic train crash killed 4 during a veterans day parade earlier today. more than two dozen people were injured faye bakker had been planned for tonight is a hunting trip tomorrow however organizers say all activity has been halted. >> ask either 28 workers to return to work or they will liquidate the whole company there will be in an announcementan announcement in the morning. they lost everything if you don't stand up now what are you going to stand up? union leaders say people are fed up after years of drastic wage and benefit concessions and a lingering ban
disorder. >> in chicago fire capt killed in the line of dilido theduty battling a blaze. >> never forget that this is a dangerous job and in some cases, a deadly job. herbert knew that. >> capt. herbert johnson understood the unpredictable nature of fire fighting, how no to fires are exactly alike and have no amount of experience can catch youkeep you safe from a blaze. johnson had so many friends chicago says goodbye. >> our city is richer, our city is greater. because of herbert johnson. brought us with his presence. >> dying for what you love, i could not be prouder doing what you loved and doing it for the city of chicago. >> he leaves behind siblings his wife and three children. for the grieving family it is a consolation to see the mayor and governor pat quinn yesterday at the wake had thousands of fellow firefighters across the midwest ball here to honor the memory of a great man but despite the tragedy there was almost as much laughter as there were tears people remembering the irrepressible capt. herbert johnson, the man with a quick wit in and great sense of humor, a testam
emanuel helps lay the wreath in front of chicago's vietnam veterans memorial while announcing a new city program aimed at helping today's returning veterans. with a chance to attend a city college, with credit for their service, and a special $1,000 scholarship. >> when you think about how our veterans now are coming home and. issues in which, whether it's health care, employment, housing, it was because of the mistakes we made in the past that we learned our lessons and we will never repeat those mistakes. >> i was a 12, 13 years old in the early 1970's and i saw that the way the veterans were treated, and i see how veterans are properly treated now and i felt it was important to come over here and just pay our respects as well and be able to stand and pay tribute to the men and women who gave so much back then for our country. >> i think it's important that we commemorate the 50th 50th anniversary like we did for world war ii, like we did for -- we did something for world war i and vietnam veterans, we had a rough
hometown chicago bears good enough to win the super bowl? >> yes, they are. >> earlier tonight candidates appeared on monday night football. while millions of voters heard their candidates talk about their favorite teams during halftime. >> do you have a favorite team. >> new england patriots. i take full responsibility for their two super bowl wins. reporter: polls indicate a dwight -- tight race. the ten residents of the town cast their ballots of midnight eastern time. five to the president, five went to mr. romney. >> mr. romney's appearance in new hampshire tonight was going to be his final campaign rally, but he since decided to campaign in iowa and pennsylvania tomorrow. >> carolyn: our laura anthony is in bop tonight where the romney campaign plans to hold its victory celebration. first, election day in chicago is shaping up quite differently thanked did four years ago. mark matthews was in grant park when the president was elected and is in chicago tonight with more on the preparations there. reporter: on the streets of chicago you do not see obama signs like four years ago. toni
of this election comes town to this. do you want four more years like the last four years? >> your hometown chicago bears good enough to win the super bowl? >> yes, they are. >> earlier tonight candidates appeared on monday night football. while millions of voters heard their candidates talk about their favorite teams during halftime. >> do you have a favorite team. >> new england patriots. i take full responsibility for their two super bowl wins. reporter: polls indicate a dwight -- tight race. the ten residents of the town cast their ballots of midnight eastern time. five to the president, five went to mr. romney. >> mr. romney's appearance in new hampshire tonight was going to be his final campaign rally, but he since decided to campaign in iowa and pennsylvania tomorrow. >> carolyn: our laura anthony is in bop tonight where the romney campaign plans to hold its victory celebration. first, election day in chicago is shaping up quite differently thanked did four years ago. mark matthews was in grant park when the president was elected and is in chicago tonight with more on the preparations there.
from chicago. >> guest: a professor at the kellogg school of management at northwestern university. >> host: what was his connection with president obama? >> guest: like many african-american businessmen and leaders, whom i interviewed, he was early -- he was an early backer and supporter of obama. after obama lost a congressional primary to bobby rush in 2000, rush is the former black panther but now congressman. he was deeply in debt. he went around looking for people to donate money to his cause. and steve rogers, very successful businessman at that time before he became a professor, gave him, i believe it was $6,000, to pay off some of his personal debts. in return, obama promised he would visit steve rogers' students, and if he won the u.s. senate seat, and speak to them. he did win the u.s. senate seat. rogers never heard from him so he called him up and he asked obama, would he come? and obam said, steve, i'm too busy. i'm getting phone calls from warren buffett and from steve jobs and bill gates and all these important people. and rogers said, you promised. and obama told h
>> pooh. >> yes i think we proved a code of silence. >> now chicago must pay $850,000 in damages. our top story seen around the country tonight sean lewis is at the federal building. $850,000, a fair judgment in the words of this attorney tonight and while he did a share of the talking after the verdict was read obrisky herself had one thing to say. i would like to say thank-you to the lawyers and the jury and everybody that supported me. deep gratitude tonight from carolina moments after being awarded $850,000 in her civil case against the city of chicago and the ex cop and the aba take in 2007 a security camera caught a drunk off-duty abata beating carolina and she worked. it also found the city of chicago fostered a code of silence within the c p d to keep incidents like this quiet. we proved a code of silence at every level of the chicago police department from the patrolmen that walked in the door into the 25th district, into the superintendent's office into i e t rate up to the desk of dick kirby yes we proved it was within the chicago police department. his attorney tonig
turmoil on capitol hill the last four years. chicago voters say they hope it is as they gathered near the president's home on the south side before the first family left the city to get back to washington. the president reached out to party leaders on both sides of the aisle to get a jumpstart on the tough work coming up. meanwhile, the enthusiasm at the hyde park neighborhood is much different today than four years ago supporters are happy and relieved that he won reelection and at the same time they say they expect better results during his second term in celebration of another win for the famous neighbor free breakfast this morning at the diner one of barack obama's favorite hyde park restaurants but as supporters enjoy the victory day expressed immediate concern the president won't get much done with the republican controlled house of representatives. about 100 enthusiastic supporters cheered and chanted hoping the president might come out and shake some hands they had to settle for a quick wave as his motorcade passed by at about 130 those we spoke with say they're happy one and
of respect for his constituents. they tell the chicago tribune that he may not return to chicago during the remaining weeks of the lame- duck session. the men known as the "englewood four" are filing suit over their wrongful convictions. richardson ... michael saunders and vincent thames were all teenagers when they were convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of nina glover. they all spent at least 15 years in prison before d-n-a evidence linked the crime to another man and exonerated them. a judge threw out their convictions last year. their federal lawsuit says they were framed ... and that police coerced their confessions. the c-t-a board has approved a multi million dollar settlement with the estate of a woman who was killed by a c-t-a bus in 2007. fifty nine year old - ludwika szynalik was hit by an addison street bus while trying to remove her bike from the bus's front rack. szynalik (schna'-lik) was then dragged more than 80 feet when the driver failed to see her - driving and was dismissed from the c-t-a after an investigation. there is controversy in the muslim community about
moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 681 schools. barbara byrd-bennett says 40 percent of them are under- utilized, and 20 percent are more than half empty. she believes it's key to listen to parents during the process of choosing which schools to close or combine. the chicago teachers' union says it's skeptical, but hopeful, c- p-s will listen to the community. some parents and community leaders are upset about a plan to convert a northwest side middle school into a marine academy. alderman roberto maldonado is proposing to convert ames middle school in logan square into a marine academy for seventh through 12-graders. the proposal would make ames the first military middle school in chicago and first neighborhood school to go military. it means students would have to wear the marine uniform to go to their neighborhood school. opponents accuse maldonado of trying to bypass public input. by 4-3 vote the illinois sports facilities authority has elected kelly cr
>> chicago fire fighters flying a flag upside hospital for one of their own tonight a veteran firefighter killed after battling a house fire on the city's south side and another remains hospitalized tonight. it is our top story seen around the country tonight 55 year-old herbert johnson loses his life list and two hours ago at the university of chicago hospital. >> it's very difficult to see them like this on a night when you have the painful experience of seeing grown men cry. they are here to pay their respects and to hear stories about the firemen, everybody knew it and everybody liked. before we officially heard the news the horrified expressions of other fire fighters and family members arriving at the unc hospital said it all e. r. doctors had done the best that they could but the outcome would be bad in fact the worst possible. working out to put out the fire in the attic quickly removed and transported to the university of chicago hospital after suffering burns he suffered cardiac arrest... >> the tool 11 alarm came in just after 5 flames that started in the attic qui
the victims are pending. >> a downtown chicago hotel facing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the outbreak of legionnaires' disease the lawsuit filed on behalf of an irish tourist that died in august says that the 56 year-old was dining at the j.w. marriott hotel and tea in held dangerous water vapors apparently contaminated with the legionella bacteria it was found in the decorative fountains in the main lobby also found in the hotel's pool spa, a whirlpool and locker room. >> nearly 100 chicago firefighters graduated today applicants from the controversy all entrance exam given in 1995 are among the thousands of african american applicants bypassed by discriminatory practices but today the city close another chapter on discrimination. we should protected from discrimination the heroes that protect us from harm. their compensating the thousands of african-americans discriminated against as they tried to become chicago fire fighters. the northeast slowly pushing ahead with a slow recovery efforts it may be too slow for many. many are pleading with the government to spee
in chicago. >> as you said mr. obama spending election day in chicago. mark matthews with more on the day and some bay area members of his campaign. >> they arrived this morning after a flurry of last minute campaigning throughout several battle ground states. in his old chicago neighborhood of hid park he stopped by a campaign office to thank volunteers. >> we've got to round up the votes. >> did he phone calling himself. >> you've got to tell the team i appreciate it. >> then, told reporter ez wanted to congratulate mitt romney on a hard fought campaign. >> i know his supporters are just as enthusiastic as we are today. we feel confident we've got the vos to win. it's going to depend on whether votes turn out so i ñ encourage tofsh make sure you exercise this precious right that we have, that people fought hard for us to have. >> he then retreated to play his election day basketball game. california attorney general harris arrived in chicago and he has been taking a bus tour through ohio. this video posted from you tube, yesterday we're told she was in iowa. tonight she'll be here to t
policía de chicago dice que el tiroteo en un funeral de un pandillero dejó un muerto y un herido, el incidente es la situación más reciente de violencia juvenil, tenemos las declaraciones de luis mejid y su historia ♪. >>> eran alrededor de las 4 de la mañana que me llamaron del hospital que mi hijo había fallecido. >>> huyendo de la violencia. >>> no es irak ni afganistán, pero algunos dicen que chicago ha sido una de las más letales zonas de guerra, donde 5 mil personas dfueron asesinados en chicago. >>> la mayoría jóvenes, josé juan corona fue asesinado a los 17. >>> hablo de él y me duele, porque no puedo tenerlo y escuchar su voz. >>> las casi 470 personas que han sido asesinadas en los últimos 12 meses. >>> en chicago es una epidemia que cada día cobra más víctimas, y quienes la combaten, la aislan. >>>e l ambiente, las cosas que la rodean, no han cambiado. >>> lo sabe por experiencia ,fue pandillero, pasó 14 años en prisión y hoy ayuda a otros. >>> muchas veces los jóvenes se sienenten abandonados. >>> un estudio de la universidad de chicago indica que la p
s llevado a nueva york, regresamos a los estudios. >>> gracias; jorge, la policía de chicago dice que el tiroteo en un funeral de un pandillero dejó un muerto y un herido, el incidente es la situación más reciente de violencia juvenil, tenemos las declaraciones de luis mejid y su historia ♪. >>> eran alrededor de las 4 de la mañana que me llamaron del hospital que mi hijo había fallecido. >>> huyendo de la violencia. >>> no es irak ni afganistán, pero algunos dicen que chicago ha sido una de las más letales zonas de guerra, donde 5 mil personas dfueron asesinados en chicago. >>> la mayoría jóvenes, josé juan corona fue asesinado a los 17. >>> hablo de él y me duele, porque no puedo tenerlo y escuchar su voz. >>> las casi 470 personas que han sido asesinadas en los últimos 12 meses. >>> en chicago es una epidemia que cada día cobra más víctimas, y quienes la combaten, la aislan. >>>e l ambiente, las cosas que la rodean, no han cambiado. >>> lo sabe por experiencia ,fue pandillero, pasó 14 años en prisión y hoy ayuda a otros. >>> muchas veces los jóvenes se sienten aba
is now back home in chicago where he will watch the election come in and in an unusual turn, major swing states are here before returning to boston. we will have live reports from both the election day headquarters starting? chicago coming up in about 13 minutes. >>> people are trying it last ditch effort to cast their votes and tara moriarty is live in belmont with more on that story, tara? >>> that's right, we are here in san mateo county and in about an hour, volunteers will making phone calls back east you can see the big array of democratic people they want to vote for as they are driving by. they want people to get out and vote for president barack obama. last night they were targeting republicans and undecided voters in battleground states. hope and change now moves to finish and finish what the president started. >> we have to know what the facts are and to be able to share that with election people. >> it volunteers them simply to get out and vote. >> it reinforces that somebody is out there trying to get something done and agree with the same things they agree with. >> re
chicago and milwaukee. behind it where the core really cold air located 23 degrees this hour and indianapolis and that's a temperature change of about 30 degrees compared to yesterday at this time. now we're 7 degrees warmer than yesterday at this time. you can see the warmth just off to the west of us. southwesterly flow for another day. but once this moves by we're going to knock our temperatures down along with the clouds we'll see some periods of heavier rain late tomorrow night into early tuesday morning. and then thingless dry out but really cool off for tuesday afternoon into wednesday. satellite and raiser with high pressure slowly moves off. here's the rain associated with that cold front from michigan to chicago stretching into indiana. it's missouri. all of this moves off towards the east. another dome of high pressure. our skies will clear rapidly. we'll keep sunshine in the forecast. but temperatures about 10-15 degrees below average for this time of year. this is our future cast shows the clouds rolling in from the w
>> one of chicago's bravest remembered in tonight we hear from the fire victims at the last call. it is our top story seen or round the country tonight seen on wgn america. he was an 18 year veteran of the chicago fire department. the work continued tonight at engine company 121 where flags flew at half staff to remember walter jr. died of heart attack sunday night at the little company of mary hospital after responding to a fire earlier in the night. he is an excellent father, the best father that my children could have. his widow today told us that her husband who most knew by his childhood nickname of bobble realize that his lifelong dream of being a chicago firefighter when he was 43 years old. he liked helping people and so he really wanted to be with the firefighters that's where he thought he could help people. some told us that he always had a smile on his face and a good word for others and he served as a mentor for many and shared his love of cooking, especially dry rub. he was renowned for his barbecue and there are a lot of guys that can really cook well he can really
not suspect foul play in the victim's death. the surge does continue for a teenage girl from chicago southwest side there hasn't been a trace of persons halloween in the garfield ridge neighborhood the kennedy high school student was last seen any cta bus stop near the school apparently looking for any clues to the 20 07 disappearance of stacy peterson, this was their fifth day searching over 400 anchors of the camel woods with specially trained dogs have been known to find 10 year-old cadavers her husband drew peterson remains a suspect and is serving time for killing his third wife kathleen savio. cnn is reporting that the fbi had a tip that he was involved with his biographer paul abroad while but try as gave president obama his resignationpetraeus gave his resignation today and president barack obama reluctantly accepted and praised him for his service. the fbi said they were concerned about her access to his email. >> nobody believes that this was what they called a honey trap that is it woman controlled by a foreign service this was an extramarital affair for which he has paid a very se
with scott thuman in chicago with the obama camp. >> late last night the president arrived back here in chicago. earlier, he was where it all began -- the morning, iowa. -- des moines iowa. a toss up states that has only six electoral votes up for grabs. he was introduced by bruce springsteen. he has been for the past few days relying on star power to rally these crowds. bruce springsteen was with him yesterday. jay - z was with him. president clinton in pennsylvania on monday showing how tough it is there as well now that mitt romney has put up quite a fight in pennsylvania. yesterday we stopped by field office in chicago. the biggest one for illinois. 125 volunteers making 20,000 phone calls. all those going to voters in iowa and wisconsin. today, the president is going to do a series of interviews, make some phone calls. he will play basketball game and watched the numbers come in and join us here in downtown chicago for the final results. >> thank you. mitt romney's camp was supposed to wrap up campaigning in manchester, new hampshire monday night but decided to at stops in ohio
coverage. ed henry in chicago with the 39's campaign but first, carl cameron with the romney catch at headquarters in boston. what is the romney camp looking for today? >> they have a lot of key battleground states they are watching. it gets down to counties and towns in the counties for any indication of how the voting trends are going. this is a battle of energy, an enthusiasm on the right and what the obama campaign has argued will be town out and their massive infrastructure. governor romney and paul ryan went to a victory center to rouse the volunteers in cleveland to get more to the ballot boxes. >> this is a great day. a great day with great opportunity ahead but i'm also looking forward to tomorrow. because tomorrow we will begin the work. >> as to which states they will watch, you can think about this in terms of time zones. on the eastern time zone with polls closing teen 7:00 and 8:30 in florida, the romney campaign think those safe. virginia a toss up. ohio, the crucial battleground state, both put more money and time in ohio than any state. romney campaign believes the
obama is re-elected. >> from chicago to times square to the white house, an eruption of joy. the emotion echoing the excitement of four years ago. >>> and in boston a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says "we are all in this together." now the work on the second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all the key battleground states including ohio on his way to clinch the 270 electoral votes that he needed. >> predicted a long night. didn't really end up being one. ended pretty quickly. electoral college, sweeping victory for the president. despite the big margin he won by in the college. the popular vote still a lot closer. that going down
a power-packed "cycle" today. live the first family and president will leave chicago in 45 minutes and head back to the white house. yes, to quote the crowds -- >> four more years. four more years. >> and that's exactly what a re-elected brahm eded barack obama will get, four more years. is it a wartime president or bipartisan president? hint. this was the president at his victory speech in chicago last night. >> in the weeks ahead i also look forward to sitting down with governor romney to talk about where we can work together to move this country forward and in the coming weeks an months i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we ca0qn only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code fixing our immigrúation system freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to d >> at 3:30 a look at what the house republicans are thinking when speaker boehner speaks. we'll have that live. so, how exactly did we get here? the shows the president with a small but consistent lead and that'
in chicago. >> i am currently the coordinator of what we call crossings ministry. crossings ministry is an attempt to harness the resources available through campus ministry, through the congregations in the south conference of the metro chicago senate of the elca, and lutheran social service of illinois. and i kind of do a little bit of everything. the thing that is most tangible about what i do is that, i'm the campus pastor at harold washington college in lute. >> have you ever had any difficulties in say as you are moving out for the ministry anythi that has ever happened that you could share with us? >> crossings is my third call. my first call was in ethnic congregation on the north side of chicago, a swedish congregation. they didn't quite know what do you with a associate pastor who was a black woman. and one of the men came to me at the begin on my ministry there and said; frankly i don't think you can be my pastor primarily because i've never had a pastor who wasn't white male and of a scandinavian descent. and at first, i was kind of surprised but my response to him became
the senior white house advisor or ride. so did the white house official photographer. he is a former chicago tribune photographer the police motorcycle escort typically leads the presidential motorcade also standing at the ready. the it is very exciting on here. there's a crowd growing in anticipation to see president obama. >> supporter stopped by his home the morning after his reelection victory. hoping to get a glimpse of the commander in chief. the rand daily was among them. >> we felt like it was our obligation to be here. we were proud and happy to experience for the first four years. we were really hoping for another four. what better place to be? >> not far from his home at his favorite hyde park bird for spot that was free breakfastbreakfast spot. it was free breakfast all morning. >> we love obama. he is our neighbor. we of supporters in four years. i waited for years for this. i'm his biggest fan. i love him to death. >> the president faces a divided congress when he gets back to washington diners' offered a few suggestions >> i'm hoping he will address issues and k through
the election night in boston. if early voting is any indication turnout for tomorrow's election in the chicago area should be strong. w-g-n's tonya fransisco spent some time at the cook county board of elections and has a look. illinois is not a swing state. illinois voters are fired up nonetheless. 20 percent of voters have already voted early. people >> came out of the woodworks. the same cannot be said for voters in chicago know early votedr records >> a bigger concentration of voters. chicago board of elections chairman said there were other reasons for the long lines. >> because of certain budget restrictions we did not have the locations we wanted. not excuse. we will make adjustments to our early voting sites. now that we are seeing more voters choosing early voters. only in rare occasions if the voters on the inactive list to make a person be asked for identification. polls open at 6 am and close at 7pm. here's a look at the projected electoral votes from real clear politics dot com. president obama would have 201 votes compared to 191 for romney. 146 electoral votes are still con
willpower. what will you gain when you lose? chicago firefighters mourn the death of one of their own. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. wgn's tonya francisco is in the beverly neighborhood with our top story. >> the fall one firefighter has been identified as walter patmon. >> firefighters that i spoke to today have used one phrase over and over again to describe him. that was easy going. they said he was a great guy who is a father figure who will be missed. >> a call to duty as fellow firefighters hang a purple bunting and engine company 121 in honor of the fall and firefighter. falle filen fighter. >>he has been bubble since grammar school. >> the retired captain said he talked him into joining the fire department in 1994. >> he told him that there are no layoffs and you will always have a good job. you serve the public >> he was a super dude. he had a nice demeanor. in the morning you see him and he would have something nice to say. >> if you knew
2 news. >>> from a very quiet and subdued boston, we go to a very lively chicago where president oe -- obama is expected to come out momentarily with his acceptance speech. ken wayne has been following this. we've been waiting for some time, what are you hearing. >> reporter: i would describe people's reaction to that concession speech we heard from governor romney as respectful. there was no booing in the audience that i was able to pick up on and applauding for points that governor romney had in his speech. what everybody is waiting for is president obama to take to the stage. which sounds like we may be building into any minute now. while we wait for that, why don't we relive that moment when the race was called for president obama. now it was just after we heard iowa, did the excitement started to build. then we heard ohio called for the president and it was minutes later when the word came that barack obama had been reelected and the news filled the ears of people who are not just supporters, these are campaign workers here who are filling this hall. people who went to other s
on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, includ
and the first lady are in chicago this morning. air force one arrived in the city last night following campaign stops in several battleground states. mr. obama will not be voting today he and the first lady cast their votes early. tonight election night party [ unintelligible ] >>> here in california one of the most closely watched races today will be prop 30. amy hollyfield joins you live from oakland where the governor is expected to cast his ballot in the next hour. >> reporter: here at fire station 6, governor brown will be surrounded by teachers and students he is not the only one advocating for the proposition. yesterday former labor secretary robert reich held a rally. regents said tuition would go up $2400 next semester without prop 30. governor brown held rallies yesterday across the state. students who are against prop 30 say they resent the fact that legislatures haven't better protected education funding. first the governor as he gets biblical about it. >> read the gospel of luke chapter 12, verse 48 where it says those to whom much has been given, much will be required. that's what
seat previously held by the president. and now the news like for us in chicago. anyone surprised by this? >>reporter: not a surprise. representative jackson prioritizes his health and treatment for bipolar as the reason for stepping down but he acknowledges the federal investigations that have dogged him the he wrote as follows: during this journey i have made my share of mistakes, i am aware of the ongoing federal investigation into my activists. i am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperating with investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes for they are my mistakes and mine alone. that last line speaking to the reporting that his wife in chicago could be snared in the investigation. you talked about the allegations against him, the most prominent is that he skimmed campaign funds to remodel his house, also, that he used some of that money to buy expensive jewelry for a mistress. it also came out during the course of the blagojevich vile that representative jackson was caught up in that, and he had meetings with indian men businessmen who promise
elderly. >>> this is something a woman did in chicago that wasn't great. i don't understand the story. >> this is just sad. a chicago woman racked up more than $100,000 in parking tickets for a vehicle she says she hasn't driven in three years. here's what happened. a car signed over to her for $600 by her uncle in 2008 was driven by her then-boyfriend. you got to follow. this who kept the car after they broke up even though it was in her name. the car is technically registered to her, but he abandoned the car for more than two years, two years ago. >> she's been getting tickets ever since. now she's caught paying? >> that's ridiculous. >> yeah, she filed a lawsuit against her ex. the city of chicago and united airlines and anybody she can find where the ex works. >> that's really terrible. >> it really is. i don't think she should be held accountable, but i guess legally she is. >> i've gotten my share of parking tickets throughout my life. >> hoda has a story here. >> when i was in college at virginia tech, i almost didn't graduate because i had so many parking tickets, but in my de
, our team coverage takes us to chicago. president obama is there this morning and cbs reporter bigad shaban is covering his campaign. bigad. >> reporter: the president's return here to chicago comes after two days of intense campaigning in the battleground states of ohio, florida, colorado, new hampshire and the president right now is hoping for the best as he waits to find out if he will be re- elected for another term. >>> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkst
home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an important election. >> reporter: now last night republicans were just as busy in contra costa trying to
on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returns to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. >> and he can claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, including ohio and virginia, they went the president's way. and that put hi
to send it back up to brian. >> we're seeing live pictures here of what the scene is like in chicago. let's find out what the scene is look in washington, d.c. >> at the white house, pennsylvania avenue. matt. >> reporter: we're right now in front of the white house. just in front of lafayette park here. i don't know if you can hear. there's a lot of beeping. it's almost as if it's 5:00 in the afternoon. a lot of people walking towards the white house. this is how it's been for i'd say the last 20 minutes. some of the polls from ohio, and other places started to come in showing president obama with the lead, people really started to come towards the white house. they're gathered out in front at the white house at this point. a larger group. many people running towards the white house saying we did it. cheering. obama four more years. how are you feeling tonight? >> i'm so excited. >> were you watching from home? >> i've been watching from a car down the street. >> were you here four years ago? >> no, this is my first time. i'm excited about it. but all of these folks have been here before
're in chicago and boston. >>> also, new concerns in the storm zone. the coldest night so far. and another storm on the way. but some people without heat are still refusing to leave. >>> and from the cold to california's hot, dry winds. fire danger running high in the golden state. >>> and liar, liar. jimmy kimmel's election day prank with hilarious responses, you just have to hear. >>> good morning. it is election day. as you said, finally. >> finally. >> it all comes down to today, after the long, expensive campaign. all the ads. all the attacks. all the polls. all the promises. all the money. all the hype. today, the american people will choose their next president. >> and for weeks, as we've said, it's been an extremely tight race. and with election day 2012 finally here, your voice will be heard and your voteounted. we have correspondents with both campaigns that begin this election morning, with abc's t.j. winick. he's live for us in chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, the president wrapped up his campaign yesterday here in the midwest. and right now
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